Vintage assemblage dolls

It's almost the end of September already! The weather is cooler, flowers are dying. If you're like me, I have a weakness for drying flowers. I have them all over my house and hanging on my staircase railing.  So while it was rainy and cool, I got out some old beat-up blocks and dried items and put together a couple of vintage assemblage dolls!

These little cuties have homemade paper dresses that have been distressed. They've also got a vintage button or bauble from my mom's old button collection. The backs are open so they look like they've been fashioned together by a child on a lazy afternoon while playing in their room.

This smaller one has arms made from a dried lily - and she's holding some dried greenery. She's also got a dried flower on her bonnet. Her underskirt is an old red block, complete with original scratches and gouges. She's mounted on a wooden spindle that's been covered in silk ribbon and distressed.

Her taller friend has arms made from the dried stems of the lily. And she's got dried lily petals on her hat. I love the red that shows through on her head piece!  She's mounted on a wooden spool covered in silk ribbon and distressed. That's attached to a distressed spindle and mounted in a beat-up bottle cap.

All the flowers used are from my dear mother's funeral back in January. These will always remind me of her!

I'm entering these lovelies at A Vintage Journey's Back To Nature challenge and I'm playing along at Creative Artiste!


  1. Thank You so much for hopping on board with us at A Vintage Journey this month x Your dolls are stunning and I love all the natural elements that you have used in creating them, especially the use of the dried flowers x What a lovely idea to dry your mum's funeral flowers and incorporate them in this way x
    Best wishes
    Annie x

  2. Wow what a awesome creation thanks for joining us over at

  3. There are so many wonderful natural elements within these sweet dolls! Thank you for sharing them with us at A Vintage Journey for our Back to Nature challenge this month. Jennie

  4. How incredibly sweet and a fantastic way to use the dried flowers! Thank you for playing along at A Vintage Journey! Hugs! Sara Emily

  5. Such original creations - lovely use of the dried flowers. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x


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